Girls’ lax players net postseason honors
ADDISON COUNTY — Fourteen local high school girls’ lacrosse athletes earned postseason recognition for their efforts, including one who earned USA Lacrosse All-American honors and another who earned not only Academic All-American honors, but also an award from USA Lacrosse honoring her contributions to the sport.
Earning All-American honors for her efforts on the field was Middlebury Union junior goalie Raven Payne, who anchored a championship Tiger defense that allowed only about six goals per game this spring. Payne was one of only three Vermont All-Americans.
Mount Abraham senior Ashley Turner, a midfielder for the Vergennes-Mount Abe collective team and the Mount Abe valedictorian, was recognized as an Academic All-American.
Turner was also the Vermont winner of the USA Lacrosse Jackie Pitts Award. According to the organization, the Pitts award goes to a senior who “truly honors the game of lacrosse, is involved in the development of the game in her community, is an exceptional player who continually strives to improve her game, and is an exemplary member of her team. She exemplifies the spirit of the game, on and off the field. Academically, she is and outstanding student and a valuable role model in her school.
Named as Division I First Team All-Stars were Payne, MUHS senior defender Riley Fenster, and Tiger junior attacker Satchel McLaughlin.
Three more Tigers earned nods as D-I Second Team All-Stars, all midielders: juniors Andi Boe and Isabel Rosenberg and freshman Kate Donahue.
Another four Tigers earned D-I Honorable Mention: junior defender Keagan Dunbar, sophomore midfielder Lacey Greenamyre, sophomore attacker Ada Anderson and senior attacker Mikayla Robinson.
Turner was named a D-II First-Team All-Star, and two of her Vergennes-Mount Abe teammates also earned recognition: Mount Abe sophomore Jalen Cook, a midfielder, made the D-II Second Team, and Mount Abe senior Jackie Reiss earned Honorable Mention.
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